~about ME~


Sakshi Vashist


A salesperson, A marketeer, A traveller, An MBA.

An ex-Electrical Engineer by profession, A poet at heart, A drama queen in real life.

A true Scorpio in every aspect – Loyal, Passionate, Dynamic, Obsessive, Manipulative, Independent, Secretive, Intense, Dominating, Emotional, Intuitive, Magnetic!

Started writing poetry in 6th grade just for fun. Never kept a track of most of my writing because I felt “I wasn’t good enough”, till few *important* people came along and convinced me to pursuit this passion more seriously!

I believe versatility is not an over rated virtue. Being just an ordinary child I have tried my hand in painting, singing, dancing, photography, acting, movie-making, writing poetry, scripts and plays.

And if I can, anyone can!


This blog is all about my literary writing (English and Hindi), composed over the span of last 12-13 years.

After I gained a bit confidence on this blog, I am trying to pen down journey of my life (till now) on another blog -> cruisingthroughmylife. This has all sorts of memories, thoughts, day-to-day stuff I randomly think about. Basically a wider collection of topics, and strictly no POETRY. Let me know what you think about it..!



217 thoughts on “~about ME~

  1. thanks for taking the time to look at and like my blog. like you, i’ve always been a poet at heart, as well as many others things in life. i look forward to reading more of your work –

    • I like your blog’s theme too…I initially wanted to put that for mine, but finally settled for the one I have presently!

      And you write well girl! Keep writing!
      I’ll keep dropping by to read more of you! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the likes at LightWriters (5wise.wordpress.com). I will follow your blog with interest! 🙂

  3. Like you i never shared my poetry until recently, I didn’t think anyone would read it! Now I am happy i did, and also glad to visit your site and follow it! Thanks for always visiting me!

    • We always need a kick start from other people, a little encouragement to get confidence! But once we come out of our cocoons, the sky’s the limit!

      Thanks for reading dear!

  4. So nice. Your portfolio is full of inspirations capable of eliciting admirations. I wish you all the best.
    Thank you for your ‘Like’ on my blog post. I have done the same thing on yours. Impressed with your poetic interest with emotional values, I feel like ‘following you, and this I am doing with immediate effect. I have seen your calendar which shows you don’t right frequently. I wish you are able to do the job with an enhanced frequency. My good wishes, and all the best to blossom to much higher a level.

    • Hi neelkanth!

      Thank you for your warm words! I liked your blog..such diverse topics! Reading it was an enriching experience!
      And you have observed well, I don’t write frequently.. Main reason being occupied with a full time job, part time studies and some mundane activities!

      But both my blogs have got a heart warming response, I’ll try my best to gear up a bit 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by!

    • Thanks Barb!
      Although I now think about the saying, “grass is greener on the other side” 😉
      Take care,
      Have a good day!

  5. Glad you liked my post….am really enjoying your site, the variety, inspirations, colors in pictures and writing…if you want like, follow me and keep in touch….
    have a wonderful day!!! franza

    • Hi Crystal,
      I am inspired by your warm words..! Would continue my efforts to be a better poet!

      Love you blog too, keep writing!
      Have a blessed day ahead!

  6. Hey! I really like your blog, it’s very inspirational and deep–especially all the poetry along with the pictures to capture the true essence of your spirit (that was me trying to be deep haha). Please help me in my quest to promote positivity and help others lead a healthier, happier lifestyle by following my blog & “Like” my facebook fanpage
    I post daily tips!

    P.S. I think I might have to read to my mom to translate the Hindi poetry…I only speak Punjabi o_O keep doin yo thang girl!

  7. I have been at it for more than 30 years, have published 4 books, am in the process of finalizing 2 more to be published in 2013, and with every poem I write, like you, still wonder if it is good enough. Welcome to the life of the aspiring and seasoned poets. The doubt in spite of the periodic acclaim never ceases. JJF

  8. That’s nice to have stumbled upon another bird of the same feather or a ‘scorpion of the same sting’, shall i rephrase? 😉 🙂
    one totally enjoyable blog you got here girl, loved this place…

    • ‘scorpion of the same sting’ — indeed that is unique 😉

      and I checked your blog, hope you are acing at your exams 😀
      and if you don’t mind whack you cousin for breaking up with someone over FB status! 😉

  9. I liked that detail about a Scorpio, you seem to be a good passionate poetess, I want some time to go through your poetry.

    I came here because you liked my post
    ‘ Looking good has nothing ‘, thanks for liking my post, there a few others in Hindi as well English, which you may like.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

  10. Hello, thank you for visiting my blog; many blessings to you and yours and may you have a beautiful and happy New Year!

  11. Hey Sakshi, thanks for reading and liking my post titled :Realizations of Dreams and Other Things”. I am glad you did as it brought me to your blog(s) which I find great and will follow them. Thanks again!

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  13. Sakshi,

    It seems likely to me that a beautiful spirit within you must be responsible for your smile!

    Your visit to my blog was a delightful surprise, and it pleases me greatly to know that a poet and thinker of your talents would think enough of my writing to push the “like” button on what I wrote.

    You are an engaging and articulate writer and I am very glad you visited me!

    With regards….John H.

  14. Sakshi,

    john from the Book of Pain poetry blog (http://bookofpain.wordpress.com/). I just got a message that you liked one of poems from Cruising Through My Life and I thought I’d wander over and read some of your poetry. I wish I could read the non-English ones! If they are as good as your English poetry I am missing much. I have ‘liked’ your site and look forward to other poems in the future.

  15. Thanks for dropping by and reading my story, I look forward to reading more of your work, as we’ve both seemed to have dabbled in some of the same creative ventures.

  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog and giving me a like on a poem. I am keen to know why you state “I am starting to dis-like this blog award thing.” but then later say you don’t want to share it with others. I enjoy your blog’s energy and exuberance.

    • I dislike it because I don’t like choosing just 5 or 10 people for an award, I used to pass the awards on earlier, answering all questions meticulously. But now I keep it to myself instead.

      Call it boredom or saturation – but I feel these awards are actually for blogs with less than 200 viewers, so that they can be publicized and get more views. I feel an award is wasted if given to me, I got my share, now it somebody else’s turn to get it. what happens eventually is a group of people have been formed and awards are given from here to there.

      Instead, people should give it new bloggers, who started writing just 3-4 months back and need motivation. I always drop by blogs of new bloggers, with 2-3 posts only, get to know them and then later at some point- give awards to motivate them. Its not necessary right the time I get the award I have to pass it one, it is not a compulsion. So I keep it with me, when I feel some bloggers need a kick, to write more and do better, I’ll give ’em an award.

  17. Thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I am a novice at this and it puts a smile on my face when someone stops by. I too taught I was not good enough but I learned that if you try and never give up someone will notice. I just started writing poems (at my age). It’s never too late. I like your story and continue your good work and never give up take it from me. I will be following your journey. See you soon!

    • Hey…you can mail me

      You must have seen the A-Z series of poems I have written. Would you like to do alphabet “N”…??

      you can use “N” as an inspiration…use as many words with “N” as possible in the poem. Mail me once you finish writing or in case you have any more doubts.

  18. Hi Sakshi!
    Thanks for stopping by my freshly pressed blog 🙂
    Liked your posts and poems, keep writing and no matter what keep going at it, you never know when you would actually find the Rainbow’s end!
    Lots of best wishes and would love to come back and re-visit again.
    Cheers!! And keep on Writing!! 🙂

      • Thanks Sakshi for replying 🙂
        Hope I can learn this Blogging funda on wordpress fast …. I’m still in that nascent stage where I’m experimenting with the overall appearance and figuring out its powerful features!
        Almost deleted my post yesterday and don’t know why I’m following myself!!!! 🙂

        Sorry don’t wish to sound like a dumb damstrel in distress !! yikes …. will bang on ahead soon

        Take care & hope to hear from you too.
        Best Wishes,
        Madhavi Sood

  19. I stumbled upon your blog(s) from your like (which I am quite honored that you liked my story). I think your poetry is great. I LOVE the a-z concept. A great way to challenge yourself! I look forward to reading more!

  20. Hi Sakshi, My name is Shane, and I am a new Blogger/Poet and an amateur Writer.

    I love your blog!

    You are an incredible Poet and a very talented Writer!

    I am so glad I came across you and your blog here on WordPress!

    I always love reading your work, and I look forward to reading some more of your poems over time and having a chance to get to know ya better as well!

    I also composed Poetry when I was very young, But I composed it in my head and never shared it with anyone.

    My family had no clue I loved poetry until last month when I made my blog and was encouraged by a friend I met on here to fight my fears and anxiety and to publish my very first poem!

    I am so glad I did because I have met so many talented people who are truly awesome individuals in the process!

    I am also an aspiring Photographer, Black & White photography is going to be my specialty. =x I can’t wait to start my journey and to start producing and creating my portfolio.

    Thanks for sharing your Poems, and parts of your life with us. You seem like such a great person I just had to say hi and introduce myself. =]

    Hope to chat with you soon, Have a great day!


  21. Great blog, and I look forward to checking out you cruising through life as well. Your description is a classic: engineer by profession, poet at heart, drama queen in real life… That is versatility and talent. Inspirational words are not easy to come by, and you have them in abundance. Nice work!

  22. Hi Sakshi, just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Interesting Blog Award. If you’re interested you can see my recent post. Thanks for the inspiration and great writing 🙂

  23. Appreciate you stopping over at foodforfun for my funny names in food and super sweet post. Glad you came by 🙂 Enjoying your words very much. Creative and original and they mean something.

    • Hello Selin, I did check out your blog! Thanks for the link..
      I am glad to see you have written so much on and about Qatar, I find it very tough to concentrate on just one topic or country and write.. Love your consistency! Keep writing..

  24. You are very talented and your poetry has emotional appeal to many literary types. Unfortunately I am the logical unemotional type and would get very little pleasure from your writing. Despite this, wishing you the best and thanks for visiting my blog. Sincerely, Uldis.

  25. Hi! Thanks for liking my Haiku “The Opportunist”, I hope you can enjoy my other work also. I feel that I am experiencing something you have in a way that I feel my poetry isn’t good enough either at times. Any advice for a pessimist? haha
    I’ve read some of your poems and they are brilliant! Well worth procrastinating for!
    From another Scorpio too

  26. Hi, Sakshi, nice to meet ya, you write wonderful poetry :), i myself write poetry (i try) on my blog, you have a beautiful blog here, hope to see more of your writings in future , Gudluck 🙂

  27. I was reading some poetry I posted so long ago and there at the end of the post were kind words from a kind soul that I had never met, so I wandered through the binary wilderness to see how you are doing. I found to my dismay what appears to be, yet I hope I’m wrong, a deserted site. I hope all is well with you Sakshi. Sincerely, The R. I.

  28. Wow i wish i could be the one selecting people to be the president of multivational word because are realy indeed very good…you are the best

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